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Judge: Noose lawsuit to go forward

4 years ago July 20, 2010 Jul 20, 2010 Tuesday, July 20 2010 Tuesday, July 20, 2010 6:59:39 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

A lawsuit accusing a Baton Rouge man of putting a hangman's noose in a black colleague's work area in 2008 will move forward.

A state district judge rejected arguments from attorneys for Reggie Parent and GeoEngineers Inc. that Reginald Drummer's suit did not state a cause of action.

The judge did agree with the defense argument that Drummer's suit is vague and he gave Drummer's attorney time to amend the suit.

Parent was arrested under state's new anti-noose law that took effect in August 2008.

Parent has not been formally charged by prosecutors or a grand jury.

The suit contends Drummer sustained emotional injuries, monetary losses, and seeks an unspecified amount of damages.

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